Two of Basildon's busiest roads have been closed tonight after a car flipped onto its roof.

The vehicle flipped over at about 5pm on the Broadmayne and Upper Mayne roundabout, causing both roads to be closed for almost three hours.

Drivers reported big tailbacks as Uppermayne was shut off from Cranes Farm Road.

The driver was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, which happened close to Gloucester Park.

Traffic was diverted through Laindon while the incident was dealt with.